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Foxnews | Aug 14, 2018

The Philippine president said Tuesday that China's claim to airspace above newly built islands and surrounding waters in the disputed South China Sea "is wrong" and Beijing should not tell others to leave those areas to avoid possible clashes.

Time | Aug 14, 2018

“I can tell you one thing—these people are richer than God,” exclaims one character in Kevin Kwan’s novel Crazy Rich Asians. Featuring an all-Asian cast, the hotly-anticipated film adaptation, out Aug. 15, promises to transport cinema-goers to the glitzy world of Southeast Asia’s ultra rich society.

Guardian | Aug 14, 2018

Andy Chan makes speech to foreign journalists in defiance of Chinese governmentA Hong Kong pro-independence activist has decried Beijing’s rule over the city as modern-day colonialism in a speech to a foreign journalists’ association that defied China’s demand that the event be cancelled.Beijing swiftly criticised the talk, saying freedom of speech in Hong Kong did not extend to discussion of independence, which it said was a threat to national security...

Time | Aug 14, 2018

In defiance of weeks of escalating government pressure, a Hong Kong independence activist delivered a highly anticipated address on Tuesday to a packed house of local and international media at the city’s Foreign Correspondents’ Club (FCC), calling for the city to breakaway from China but offering little in the way of a roadmap.

New York Times | Aug 14, 2018

Officials had criticized the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Hong Kong for hosting a talk by the founder of a party the government wants to ban.

Foxnews | Aug 14, 2018

A Hong Kong pro-independence activist decried Beijing's rule as modern-day colonialism in a speech Tuesday to a foreign journalists' association that defied the Chinese government's demand to cancel the event.

Time | Aug 14, 2018

Andy Chan knows not to confront his harassers. Sometimes they follow him on the subway. Sometimes they follow his mother. Sometimes they show up at his front door or across the street. At other times he’ll have no idea he was even followed until an article about him runs in a local tabloid.

Foxnews | Aug 14, 2018

China blamed "anti-China forces" on Tuesday for the growing criticism of Beijing's policies in a far western region where large groups of ethnic Uighurs are being detained in internment camps.

Guardian | Aug 14, 2018

Much of what is sold as salmon in China is reportedly actually rainbow trout, so now the authorities are making it officialIn a move that customers have labelled very fishy, the Chinese government has ruled that rainbow trout can now be labelled and sold as salmon.The seemingly bizarre move comes after complaints earlier this year that rainbow trout was being mislabelled and sold as salmon. Related: Crayfish becomes online hero by detaching claw to escape boiling...

Guardian | Aug 14, 2018

Foreign minister claims residents of Xinjiang are ‘living in peace and happiness’ after UN panel hears reports of secret internment campAnti-China forces are behind criticism of policies in the far western region of Xinjiang, the Chinese foreign ministry has claimed, after a UN panel aired accusations that one million ethnic Uighurs may be held in internment camps.China has said Xinjiang faces a serious threat from Islamist militants and separatists who plot attacks and stir up...

Time | Aug 13, 2018

(BERLIN) — China insisted on Monday that “arbitrary detention” or “re-education centers” do not exist in its far western Xinjiang region, rejecting concerns raised by a U.N. human rights committee that millions of ethnic Uighurs may be being held in camps.
Beijing was responding to questions raised by the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination in Geneva. A committee member last week cited estimates that over 1 million people in China from the country’s Uighur and other Muslim minorities are being held in “counter-extremism centers” and another 2 million have been...

Guardian | Aug 13, 2018

Swedish foreign minister welcomes medical help for publisher who may have neurological conditionChina has allowed a Swedish doctor to examine publisher Gui Minhai, a Chinese-born Swede who vanished into Chinese custody in January in murky circumstances for the second time. Related: 'A very scary movie': how China snatched Gui Minhai on the 11.10 train to Beijing...

Guardian | Aug 13, 2018

As Slavia prepare for Tuesday’s return leg of their Champions League third qualifying round at Dynamo Kyiv, their rags to riches tale looks to be unravellingSlavia Prague’s first title in a decade forced even the most cynical supporters to admit that perhaps the club’s mysterious Chinese owners were not such a bad lot after all. A year later, and as the club are preparing for the Champions League return leg of their qualifier against Dynamo Kyiv on Tuesday, fans are free again to exercise the extraordinary Czech talent for scepticism as Beijing dismantles CEFC China Energy.Questions over...

Guardian | Aug 13, 2018

President Erdoğan won elections on the back of an economy that was boosted by cheap credit. Now the bills are coming due and no provision has been made to pay themPresident Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s bizarre utterances about “an operation against Turkey” run by shadowy “...

Foxnews | Aug 13, 2018

China insisted Monday there is no "arbitrary detention" and there are no "re-education centers" in its western Xinjiang region, rejecting concerns raised by a U.N. human rights committee that more than 1 million ethnic Uighurs may be being held in camps.

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